Sometimes the flesh-to-flesh contact onscreen looks so real, you might wonder if the actors are really doing it. But sometimes we have more than an inkling. Here are several examples through the years. Viewers watching the hit romance An Officer and a Gentleman back in might have felt there was a certain authenticity to the lovemaking between Richard Gere and Debra Winger. And indeed, rumors circulated about actual sex happening during filming. They were never confirmed, and Winger, to the contrary, often complained about the animosity on set between her and her costar and director, Taylor Hackford.
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To hear most actors tell it, filming sex scenes is no turn-on. There are big cameras, of course, and big crew members that come with them. Speak to the filmmakers, though, and you get a different take. But they are delicate moments to capture. To simulate sex, actors employ tricks: pillows between them, prosthetics and body stockings, and push-ups to get their muscles bulging. But the movement is often improvised. Naturally, not all steamy scenes are amorous.
Movie sex scenes come in all forms and they don't always go to plan , but there have been movies over the years that have gone one step further. It's rare to see such scenes in mainstream movies, but ever since Lars von Trier's The Idiots was a critical success even though it caused some controversy at the time , there have been arthouse and independent movies using actual sex in their final cuts. Not that those stars were involved in the movie's orgy scenes, as producer Bob Guccione the founder of Penthouse magazine filmed those hardcore scenes after production had finished, using a skeleton crew and Penthouse Pets, before editing them into the final movie.
Here's the thing. People have sex. Movies have sex scenes. Wouldn't it be intriguing if a movie featured two actors having actual, consensual sex, instead of just mimicking sex in a way that looks great onscreen but is almost certainly very, very awkward in real life? Yes, obviously, we're aware that porn exists, but we are not talking about porn here.